Interpretations:Tick Tick Tick Tick

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Familiar Linnell trope[edit]

Here, Linnell continues to explore one of his favorite themes: the passage of time, with a heavy dose of existential dread. He's been on this kick for years, stretching back to the original "Older" in the mid-'90s, when he was over the hump of his 30s and I'm sure was experiencing the first pangs of middle age. Who knows what he's afraid of specifically this time, as it could be an animal ("The eyes move first and then the mandibles") or a dead-end job ("Eating pages of the mission statement"), but I guess it really doesn't matter. Melodically, it leans very close to "Prepare" (though I find this a more dynamic song), combined with the spirit of "Aaa". Having layered backing vocals shouting the title really helps emphasize the terror described abstractly in lines like "Persevering under cover of permafrost" and "Buried under the house". The oddball synth line recalls the band's earliest work, but also more recent entries like "What Did I Do To You?", which shares a similar sense of impending doom. --MisterMe (talk) 09:22, 23 March 2018 (EDT)

That Tick Again[edit]

If it wasn't for that tick
We would not be in this predicament
Not be in this predicament that we're in!
-- Thread Bomb (talk) 03:21, 20 April 2020 (EDT)